Mexico What to Pack

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Mexico What to Pack

  • Baggage

    Cancún What to Pack

    If you can do it only pack a carry on. Luggage and Customs is a pain You can get by with 3 pairs of shoes. Sandels (beach and Dress) and Tennis shoes. Every hotel I have stayed at in Cancun has toiletries such as shampoo, soap and condt. If you can get by with what the hotel supplies do it. Bring you own medicane in it's orig. bottle if at all...

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  • Clothing/Luggage

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    you need expendable sandals for walking on the beach; the sand is VERY hot. a hat is also very useful, on the beach or while shopping (otherwise, you risk serious sunburn). a hat cuts down on the squinting too, even with sunglasses.

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  • What to pack

    Cabo San Lucas What to Pack

    This is the Baja, so you really don't need much. I always try to bring only carry on luggage and a minimum of clothing. There's always a laundry or store with a sale going on. The Baja, especially the Southern Baja, is known for its sun and fun, however, even though it can be quite warm in the winter, the weather can be fickle and turn on you. As...

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  • Photo Equipment

    Tijuana What to Pack

    Just a small, cheap 35mm camera should do. I take an average quality digital camera. I also turn off the flash, so not to draw any attention. I also take small, pocket size cameras that can be easily hidden. So when I see something that looks interesting, I turn on my digital camera (or leave it on), wait for it to charge, take the camera out of my...

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  • Clothing

    Mexico City What to Pack

    I brought a very small carry on travel backpack for my trip. If you are planning on taking the subway to and from your hotel this is all you will want to take because there are TONS of stairs and quite a bit of walking involved. From the Zoloco to the Airport you will need to change trains three times and each time involves walking up and down...

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  • Packing List

    Mazatlán What to Pack

    Wheeled luggage works best. beach attire Medications that you will need plus extra are a good idea. Trust me... I have 2 kids with asthma it saves hassel I actually have had good luck with disposable cameras... They don't cost you anything if you misplace them and are less likely to get stolen..The quality of photos is not bad. We took our own...

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  • Backpack

    Isla Cozumel What to Pack

    A backpack is a must if you're out and about on the island. Poncho/umbrella (sporadic precipitation) Pants, sleeved shirts, closed-toe shoes (some activities are in the jungle) Hats/sunglasses Camera of course! Beautiful scenery on every side of the island. Water/swim shoes (rocky coastline) Snorkel/dive gear If you bring nothing else... Bug...

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  • Baja Clothing

    Loreto What to Pack

    Travel in the Baja means travel light. Shorts, t-shirts and maybe a light jacket depending on the time of year. Temperatures in Loreto are typically "tropical." But layers are the best way to go. With the exception of July-September, weather is quite comfortable in shorts and t-shirt with the possibility of a light jacket in the early morning or...

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  • Sunblock

    Cancún What to Pack

    If you are a collector of touristy type things (magnets, ceramics, jewelry, clothing) - then bring an extra bag to put all of your purchases into for the trip home. Sunscreen is the number one item to bring! I got horribly burned and learned my lesson. Otherwise beachwear is a must. Your hotel will provide you with beach towels most likely, so just...

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  • Health/Safety

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    Make sure your luggage is washable, we had to totally disinfect ours from all the sand fleas and mini spiders. Take extra fast drying clothes, the humidity hinders the drying process. IMODIUM, GRAVOL, PEPTO BISMOL, MOSQUITO REPELENT, CALAMINE LOTION, AND SUN BLOCK LOTION. Take your own towel. You can get a towel from the resort with a towel key,...

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  • Car Insurance

    Tijuana What to Pack

    If you drive across, stop and purchase car insurance at any of the booths. Most car-rental companies do not allow you to take a car into Mexico, so check first. Head south on the Ensenada Toll Road for 30 more minutes to reach Rosarito, a favorite of movie stars in the '20s and '30s and still known for its wide, sandy beaches. Puerto Nuevo, a...

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  • Luggage and Bags

    Mexico City What to Pack

    An important aspect of good travel planning is deciding what items to take with you on your vacation. What you take will, of course, depend on such factors as the climate of your destination, the types of activities you propose to engage in while there and the duration of your trip. Sometimes short trips are the hardest to pack for because you...

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  • Sun Protection

    Isla Cozumel What to Pack

    Just a backpack and a plastic bag to carry your wet towels and bathing suit. Also, don't forget to bring a lock. Bathing suit, towels and spare clothes. Snorkelling gears and diving gears if you have. Shampoo, conditioner and soap Camera and under water camera

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  • Clothing

    Cancún What to Pack

    If you're going to take one pair of pants, take these. They take no space in your luggage, are super light and will dry in a few minutes. 2 models: long or cargo. You can find them in some stores in Cancun and online at www.FriendsoftheReef.com

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  • Complete List

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    I recommend packing light, that way you can bring back more stuff! :o) Bring cool clothes, maybe a sweater for night time, a pair of pants too. If you will be doing alot of walking, its always good to have comfortable walking shoes. Have all your medical suppiles on your carry on. if your bag goes missing it may be importaint to have those with...

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  • Personal Hygeine

    Mexico City What to Pack

    make sure that your luggage is locked up and that the bags you bring to use on the streets are thin and can be kept close to you, or a small rucksack that you can wear on your front. check on the weather before you come, mexico city can be hot and stuffy and at some times of year it can be very cold ! Bring a good pair of comfortable shoes or...

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  • Snorkeling Equipment

    Isla Cozumel What to Pack

    Swimwear, of course. Water shoes are not needed Sunscreen is essential for fair skinned people like me If you are planning on snorkeling from the beach, bring your own mask and fin unless you don't mind using a rental US Dollars are widely accepted especially around the cruise ship docks. You may get change in pesos. Drivers license if you want...

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  • Bathing Suits!

    Cancún What to Pack

    Don't worry about overpacking in Cancun; the attendants will carry your bags from the time you step onto the bus to scoot to the hotel, til the time you step off the bus to fly home. Good walking shoes! I cannot stress that enough! My first time down I stupidly wore very sexy, strappy shoes. Second time? Well-worn, comfy shoes. This is Mexico;...

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  • Food/Drink

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    We like to have coffee in our room, before we go anywhere. The last time we stayed at an all-inclusive, we brought thermal mugs so we could easily bring coffee to our room. For a couple of years, we have been looking for a small (4 cup) coffee maker, which we finally found ($20.00 at London Drugs). It takes up room in the suitcase, but it sure was...

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  • Shoes

    Mexico City What to Pack

    Very nice to have in hot climates, but since they don't cover your feet completely, they might give sand fleas (chiggers) a chance to get a fresh place to lay their eggs. Not dangerous, but very icky. A pair of FLIP-FLOPS are o.k. as long as you don't walk too far in them. They don't last long. Great when you have to enter that filthy hotel...

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  • SCUBA & Snorkel Equipment

    Cancún What to Pack

    I bring a small soft-side cooler with me. This way you can carry water/beer with you where ever you go. I also use it for my purse and camera bag when I go to the beach. I suggest bringing a sweater or a lite jacket for after dusk. Even though you are in a troplical region, it still can get cool at night. (65F) Just from personal experience,...

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  • Medicines

    Mexico City What to Pack

    It goes without saying whenever you travel to Mexico pack Imodium and Pepto Bismol in case of 'turista'. Imodium is good if you need immediate relief (you have a flight to catch), but since it's best to evacuate the nasty germs causing it, Pepto is better for just slowing you down and making you feel a bit more comfortable. Natural remedies...

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  • Passports

    Cancún What to Pack

    If you wanna leave a country in the Carribean then you need to pay money. Its like a tip for a having a good holiday. So make sure you dont spend all you money on your holiday or at the airport in the taxfree. For Mexico it was about $ 20 (each?). But most important is not to lose your pasport. Keep it with you all the time on a safe spot. Cause...

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  • Flying

    Cancún What to Pack

    I felt totaly safe here.My flight was 10 hours.Deep vien thrombosis is now quite common on long flights,so dont drink alcohol,drink plenty of water,take an asprin before and during the flight.Get up every hour and stretch your legs. Some of Cancuns atractions are abit of a rip-off,but Cancun is touristy so that is to be expected.Im surprized how...

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  • luggage/extra space for souvenirs to...

    SOFT and large if going by plane. i try to take two by putting one empty one inside the other; that way, when it is time to go home, i have a suitcase for everything i bought. with the other suitcase for about three days of clothes, you can manage and just wash stuff out. the airlines do crack down on number of suitcases when the planes are full.

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  • kitchen stuff

    if you are staying where you can cook, bring some of those little picnic salt-and-pepper sets. the salt in the grocery stores is loose, and the smallest size you can get is about a kilo (a little over two pounds). the pepper containers in the stores hold too much for a short stay.

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  • be prepared

    Exercise usual caution and include a copy of your trip itinerary in your checked in package. this helps the airport stuff decide where to send your luggage in the event that it is lost. Imodium, just in case. Polarizer for your lens if you have an SLR. Mosquito Repellent is a must in the Cancun area.

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  • General Packing Information

    If you're planning on riding the metro (subway) right after leaving the airport, don't take anything too heavy because you will be going up and down a lot of stairs. I just went in October and the weather was fine day or night. I just went back in the middle of November and it was hot during the day, extremely cold at night. So, if you go that...

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  • If you like tea - bring it with you!

    Strange but no regular black tea (ie, english breakfast) was available anywhere we went. They only had a small selection of herbal tea and I prefer a black tea so I can add milk. If you need to start your morning with tea, pack some tea bags!

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  • MOSQUITOS

    We travelled around the Yucatan and when away from the coastal tourist zones the mosquitos are terirble. Thank heavens we had with us a Germolene Bites and Stings spray. I had about 20 bites but used this spray and the itching went away. Use it twice and then forget the bites. BLESSED RELIEF. in the tourist zones they spray whole areas against...

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  • Pack for a Variety of Climates

    Thin cotton utility pants: A style you can roll up and button into capris for sun exposure, then you can roll them down to protect skin that's had too much sun, but still stay cool. Saves you the trouble of putting sunscreen all over your legs all the time. For guys, pants you can zip the legs off of. I suggest still dressing modestly in Mexico...

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  • Packing List

    Backpacks are always best, but I took a med. size suitcase with rollers. Just keep in mind some walk ways won't be paved and if you go on budget, you might stay in a place where you have to carry your suitcase up stairs. It's always a good idea to take a day bag too to put stuff like sun block, hat, water in. I took a pair of Teva sandals and flip...

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  • Beats a Loofah Hands Down!

    ADVANTAGES: Weighs next to nothing, compresses down to nothing at all, it dries super fast, lathers well even in hard water, thoroughtly cleans and stimulates skin ( down to the rind as folks say), it's hygenic, and easily lasts a year.DISADVANTAGE: Easy to leave and forget if you pack to hastily.You can get these at Oriental grocery stores or...

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  • Pack wisely for the bugs, the heat & the...

    water socks for adventures, rain poncho, jeans for horsebackriding, light cotton clothing for the hot hot hot climate. benadryl, sunburn lotion, ointment for cuts, lipbalm, dramamine, sunscreen, immodium, insect repellant! water cameras Spanish dictionary!

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  • raindrops keep falling on my head

    Something light, easy to carry and to run with, when the rain comes. An umbrella, of better a raincoat. The wind can be very hard when it rains. tissues, for the nose, but also for the toilet, there is a shortage sometimes. Take lots of film and slide film with you. it's quite expensive but also old (they change the dates, look out!) and not...

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  • reapply reapply reapply reapply

    flat soft heeled shoes when climbing mountains or walking in rainforests. mosquito repellent sunscreenShower with lavender body wash helps to prevent bug bites. Lavender is part of the mint family and bugs can not stand the smell of anything mint. waterproof cameras

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  • The Essentials

    This may sound very simple, but bring or when you get there buy travel-sized tissue packs and Purell (antibacterial soap that doesn't require water. Most of the public restrooms don't have at least one of the following: toilet paper, soap, or running water. Many didn't have all three. Batteries are expensive and the local brands didn't last that...

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  • Plug/energy adaptor

    For those travelling from Continental Europe, the energy is different in Mexico. In Continental Europe we have 220v and in Mexico it works with 110v. Apart from this, the plug has a different shape, so don't forget to take a converter. If you only use a shape adapter (but not energy transformer) your appliances won't break but will work much...

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  • Camera

    Don't forget to take a camera!! Make sure you take enough films with you, since the ones you buy there are more expensive and probably of doubtfull quality. Altough they sell the same brands i was told that they don't have the proper conditions to keep them, might get to much heat, or humidity, ... just in case, you'd better take your own. I also...

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  • Clothing and bags

    Don't forget a backpack, that might be usefull if your planning to travel around or sail. If you're sailing you might want to pack a beach towl or if travelling around it might be useful to carry some water or food. In both cases don't forget the sunscreen and the photo equipment! Beware to take natural fabrics (such as cotton or linen) clothes,...

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  • Sunscreen and medical supplies

    > Medical supplies I was advised to take my own, since they may be hard to find. The recommendations were - some analgesic (for headache and other pain), something for diahrrea, something to put at bugs' bites (namely mosquittoes) and some kind of stronger medicine for soure throat or cold. Obviously if you regularly take some meddication you...

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  • Lots of sunscreen

    Pack light, if you're like me you'll never wear half the things you bring with you. It would have been nice if we had brought a light jacket, it got really cool on the day that it rained. Bring a hair dryer, the one in the room resembled a hose off a vaccum cleaner. A water proof camera would be a good idea.

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  • Packing List

    The sun in Mexico can be very strong... so... never forget your sunscreen... and always bring with you something to drink !! Also... a wet towel to put on your head can help a lot !! hehe... (not so fashionable though... :)

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  • Bring sweater / warm jacket

    True, most of Mexico is nice 'n hot most of the time. But whether for outdoors, a rainy day, or traveling by bus even in a hot place whether during day or night, you will be glad to have a warm sweater and or jacket on hand to stay warm. Those buses can get quite chilly!

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  • Clothes/luggage bag

    Bring an empty luggage bag to put the clothes in that you bought for little money Plenty at a good price You can buy bottle water there or take some with you A must Sun lotion a must along with a cap or hat.if you are light colored. Change for the poor

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